Profession: NBA Center
Why Famous: One of the pioneers of professional basketball, redefining it as a game of so-called big men with his prolific rebounding, shot blocking and his talent to shoot over smaller defenders with his ambidextrous hook shot. He won seven NBL, BAA, and NBA championships, an All-Star MVP trophy, and three scoring titles.
- 1947-05-17 NBA center George Mikan (22) weds college sweetheart Patricia Lu Daveny
- 1945-03-26 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34